The Fashion Professorship aims to rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in relation to urgent social, cultural, environmental and political developments in contemporary society. We envision an alternative and more engaged future of fashion in which we do more justice to fashion’s human dimension. Through research, design and critical thinking, we analyse and develop alternative approaches, systems, vocabularies and strategies. In doing so, we aim to activate the power of fashion to reimagine future bodies, future materials and future makers to contribute to resilient futures and inclusive societies.
On the 20th of November, the 18th edition of the Erasmus Descartes Conference will take place digitally. The conference is a collective initiative from the French embassy in The Hague and the Dutch embassy in Paris. This years theme of the conference is “duurzame mode, duurzame materialen” (sustainable fashion, sustainable materials).
The goal of this conference is to exchange knowledge and connect Dutch and French companies, startups, young creatives, research institutes and public organisations - stimulating collaboration on various levels.
We are excited that Danielle Bruggeman is invited to join the panel 'Refuse & Rethink' to discuss sustainability in relation to fashion and identity. This panel conversation will take place during the opening-webinar on November 20th, from 9.30-12.00h. Other speakers in this panel are Rosanne van Miltenburg (Fashion for Good) and Frédérique Thureau (TCBL Foundation). The session will be moderator by Michiel Scheffer (Wageningen University & Research).
Please note that the conference will be held in French and Dutch with a simultaneous translation to either language.
In preparation for this virtual conference, the Dutch embassy in Paris published an interview with Danielle Bruggeman.
For more information about the event, you can visit this link.